What is a Charter School

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What is a Charter School?

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Charter schools are public schools that are given increased freedom to be innovative in exchange for a higher level of accountability for improved student achievement.

Charter School Characteristics: 
  • Charter schools are public schools.
  • Charter schools allow teachers to innovate.
  • Charter schools give parents choices.
  • Charter schools introduce accountability.
  • Charter schools are closing the achievement gap.

At Gateway Public Schools, we work in partnership with the traditional public school system, not at odds with it.